World Council confirms F1 calendar, PU penalty tweak

World Council confirms F1 calendar, PU penalty tweak

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World Council confirms F1 calendar, PU penalty tweak

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Along with formal confirmation of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship calendar (below), the FIA World Motorsport Council announced a minor change to the power unit penalty system at its Paris meeting. Starting next season, if a driver incurs a penalty exceeding 15 grid places he will be required to start the race from the back of the starting grid. If more than one driver receives such a penalty they will be arranged at the back of the grid in the order in which the offenses were committed.

At its meeting, the World Council also was presented with the report on the security incidents that occurred at this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix that was requested from the Commercial Rights Holder by the FIA. Following the report, the CRH recommended that the promoter – who it noted is responsible for the security of the event – retains an independent security expert to evaluate and advise on security plans, implements a police reporting hub at the circuit and improves overall communication between the promoter security, police and F1 stakeholders. The World Council strongly urged the promoter to implement these recommendations and improve the situation ahead of next year’s event. The FIA will offer to participate in discussions with the local authorities and closely monitor the situation.

2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

25 March

Australia

Melbourne

08 April

Bahrain

Bahrain

15 April

China

Shanghai

29 April

Azerbaijan

Baku

13 May

Spain

Barcelona

27 May

Monaco

Monte Carlo

10 June

Canada

Montreal

24 June

France

Le Castellet

01 July

Austria

Spielberg

08 July

United Kingdom

Silverstone

22 July

Germany

Hockenheim

29 July

Hungary

Budapest

26 August

Belgium

Spa-Francorchamps

02 September

Italy

Monza

16 September

Singapore

Singapore

30 September

Russia

Sochi

07 October

Japan

Suzuka

21 October

USA

Austin

28 October

Mexico

Mexico City

11 November

Brazil

Sao Paolo

25 November

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

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